Last night, while channel surfing, we happened upon the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl) starring Johnny Depp. Charlie just found the last of the 5 Golden Tickets and was now able to claim his ultimate boyhood dream, visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The family was overjoyed at the find! In the next scene, Charlie became serious and announced that, due to their extreme poverty, he intended to sell the ticket in exchange for money to help support the family. Grandpa spoke up with great wisdom and said to Charlie: “ There’s plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket, there’s only five of them in the whole world, and that’s all there’s ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?” Charlie recognized the grandfather’s wisdom and said “YES!” to claiming his lifelong dream.
In that brief moment, Paul (my husband) and I both “got it”! The questions before us: Are we willing to embrace our Golden Ticket? Are we willing to Come-to-the-Edge-Today and claim it? (Wow.)
What is YOUR Golden Ticket? What is your Passion living deep within your heart and soul? What is your dream that refuses to be silent? What is it that you know you must experience in this lifetime? Take some time to re-member or discover what this is – your heart will remind you if you forgot.
Here’s the fabulous news: YOUR Golden Ticket (the opportunity of experiencing your ultimate dream) awaits you and is being offered to you NOW! God/Source has it already prepared with your name on it. All you need to do is claim it and be willing to go on the journey to get it.
Is something stopping you from claiming it? Perhaps it is fear, or the reality of ‘what is’. Maybe it’s ‘practicality’ or listening to other’s opinions about your life. Could it be you don’t like to stray out of your comfort zone? Here’s a huge stopper: Holding false beliefs such as ‘I am not worthy’, ‘it can’t be that easy’, ‘I must pay my dues’, ‘I am not ready’, on and on…
Listen to Grandpa’s wisdom: There will always be practicalities and illusions of coulda/shoulda. You are holding the ticket in your hand!! Do you feel its sweetness in your hand? (Yes, I’m talking to you, dear reader! Do you feel the sweetness of the Ticket in your hand?) Today is the day to declare “Enough! I am claiming MY Golden Ticket! I do not know how it will unfold, but I am claiming my dream – my Golden Ticket, NOW!”
Today’s “leaping” exercise: What is the passion you always carry with you? Claim your Golden Ticket by clearly declaring it to yourself and to God/Source. Verbalize it. Write it and post it everywhere. Embrace it. Be open to inspired action, then act! Be persistent in claiming it each day! Remember, you ARE worthy of experiencing it – Now.
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